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Dr Jane Turner

Principal Lecturer
Drama and Contemporary Performance


Jane Turner is a member of the Art and Performance Research Hub.

A selection of recent research outputs.



Turner, J., 2004. 'Eugenio Barba', Psychology Press.

Book Chapters

Blain, M., Turner, J., 2020. 'The Good, The God and the Guillotine: Insider/Outsider perspectives'. In Blain, M., Minors, HJ. (eds.) Artistic Research in Performance through Collaboration, Palgrave.

Turner, J., Campbell, PGW., 2019. ''The Dance of Opposition: Repetition, Legacy and Difference in Third Theatre Training'.'. In Evans, M., Thomaidis, K., Worth, L. (eds.) Time and Performer Training, Routledge.

Turner, JC., Campbell, P., 2019. 'Dialogues Between Bodies-in-Life in the recent work of Odin Teatret: Intercultural or interstitial?'. In The Methuen Drama Companion to Performance and Interculturalism edited by Daphne Lei and Charlotte McIvor, Bloomsbury Methuen.

Turner, JC., 2016. ''Dramaturgical weaving: The Good, The God and The Guillotine'.'. In Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy: Collisions and Convergences..

Turner, J., 2015. 'The disenchantment of western performance training, and the search for an embodied experience: Toward a methodology of the ineffable'. In Methodologies of Embodiment: Inscribing Bodies in Qualitative Research, pp. 53-68, Routledge.

Deeney, JF., 2013. 'Location, location, location: narrative and 'blankness' in recent British drama'. In Turner, J., Shirley, D. (eds.) Performing Narrative: Narration, 'Denarration', Fracture and Absence in Contemporary Performance Practice, pp. 1-11, MMU Institute for Performance Research.

Kinghorn, SW., 2013. 'Nothing but the Truth: narrative, authenticity and the dramatic in tribunal theatre'. In Shirley, D., Turner, J. (eds.) Performing Narrative, pp. 12-27, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Shirley, D., 2013. 'Voice and Presence in Samuel Beckett's Footfalls (1976), Rockaby (1981) and Krapp's Last Tape (1958)'. In Performing Narrative
narration, 'denarration', fracture and absence in contemporary performance practice
, mmu.

Journal Articles

Campbell, P., Turner, J., 2019. 'Odin Teatret's The Tree: performing in the interstices', Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presenša, 9 (3), pp. e88116-e88116.

Turner, J., Campbell, P., 2018. 'Radical Care', Performance Research, 23 (6), pp. 58-64.

Turner, JC., 2016. 'Sound and Subjectivity in the "techno-sublime": Autobiographer and Ring.', Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.

Westerside, A., Blain, M., Turner, J., 2016. 'Through collaboration to sharawadji: immediacy, mediation and the voice', Theatre and Performance Design, 2 (3-4), pp. 293-311.

Turner, JC., 2011. 'Diegetic Theatre as a 'Place' for the Theatricalised Spectator', Platform Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts, 6 (1), pp. 28-43.

Turner, JC., 2011. 'Embodiment, Balinese Dance Theatre and the Ethnographer's Predicament', Performance and Spirituality, 2 (1), pp. 60-84.

Turner, J., 2008. 'Dreams and phantasms: Towards an ethnoscenological reading of the intercultural theatrical event (Keir Elam, Eugenio Barba)', SEMIOTICA, 168 (1-4), pp. 143-167.

Turner, J., 2007. 'Acts of Creative Vandalism? Plane Performance Deconstruct the Canon', New Theatre Quarterly, 23 (3), pp. 208-218.

Turner, JC., 2007. 'Making Amends: an Interventionist Theatre Programme with Young Offenders', Research in Drama Education, 12 (2), pp. 179-194.